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He has nothing bad to say about the phone and it's the same price as last year, plus a 512gb of storage option.

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[-] [email protected] 30 points 9 months ago* (last edited 9 months ago)

Haven't watched the video yet. Headphone jack? Edit: yes headphone jack!

Also, is ASUS's update policy still 2 years? That's a hard sell.

[-] [email protected] 17 points 9 months ago

Don't expect their warranty to actually fix your phone. I went through 8 months and they charged me $300 for a broken screen repair (ROG Phone) and when it was finally returned to me, the NFC and RGB are broken and the screen has a dark orange splotch in the upper right corner.

And then the ROG 2 not even 2 years in was dropped from AT&T's network because ASUS didn't include the bands (: how stellar.

I'd go on about my other ASUS horror stories, but I'll keep it relevant with my phones. I'd... Avoid them. It's too bad cause I really wanted them to be a viable alternative but they haven't been making good moves recently and these customer service and warranty stories are years in the making

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[-] [email protected] 13 points 9 months ago

2 years OS but 4 years of security updates now

[-] [email protected] 4 points 9 months ago

That's decent I guess. Might be a worthy upgrade from my Pixel 3a.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 9 months ago

Yeah, my ZenFone 9 has been a great upgrade from my old Pixel 3a. I'd expect the ZenFone 10 to be slightly even better

[-] [email protected] 11 points 9 months ago

But 4 years of security updates.

[-] [email protected] 17 points 9 months ago

Zenfone 10 for anyone wondering

[-] [email protected] 9 points 9 months ago

I apologize, I should have posted the name of the phone in the text body.

[-] [email protected] 17 points 9 months ago

If you'd like, you can edit the title :) that's one of lemmy's cool features.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 9 months ago

Whoa nice. Was so frustrating on Reddit being unable to

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[-] [email protected] 14 points 9 months ago

The 2 years of updates is a rather big deal though, otherwise this would be my next phone.

[-] [email protected] 12 points 9 months ago

at least you do get 4 years of security updates.

[-] [email protected] 13 points 9 months ago

That's awesome for that very important feeling of security, but man it sucks when you get to two years and realise your phone won't be getting any better. I guess some folks don't mind that, and of course there's also ROMs as a solution, but still.

[-] [email protected] 10 points 9 months ago

Ok so apparently this happened and root is out of the option now

PSA: don't buy it if you need root. Their unlock servers are shut down and moderators proactively delete topics with questions about it. -u/rngesius

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[-] [email protected] 8 points 9 months ago

Yeah, that makes it a pretty unappealing phone imo. Two years of version updates and no option of moving to a rom afterwards... That's a big ol' nope.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 9 months ago

Yeah it really sucks. I really hope Sony doesn't follow the same way.

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[-] [email protected] 8 points 9 months ago

Price is quite high, 800€

[-] [email protected] 10 points 9 months ago

It always feels difficult to justify spending so much on other brands when a Samsung phone from 2 years ago will have reduced to a quarter of its retail price simply due to their oversaturation of the used market

[-] [email protected] 2 points 9 months ago

And that's when you scoop up a phone that will have potentially 3 years of updates for the price of a low end A series brand new.

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[-] [email protected] 7 points 9 months ago

What's the status of rooting the Zenfone 10?

Last I saw it was some abomination where you need to wait a month and need Asus's windows tool?

[-] [email protected] 11 points 9 months ago

So it seems like root isn't even possible on the Zenfone 9 anymore. But I havet confirmed it yet.

PSA: don't buy it if you need root. Their unlock servers are shut down and moderators proactively delete topics with questions about it. -u/rngesius

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[-] [email protected] 4 points 9 months ago

I actually ended up sending mine back when I found out I couldn't root it. Such a shame.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 9 months ago

Damn that sucks.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 9 months ago

I didn't even know you could root Asus phones. The only ones I knew that you could without any hassle was Google and Sony.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 9 months ago

OnePlus built their brand on unlockable bootloader

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[-] [email protected] 1 points 9 months ago

If true, that's quite a bit better than Samsung (at least their US models).

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[-] [email protected] 6 points 9 months ago

No Verizon support again this year.....I'm not a fan of buying phones that limit my carrier options.

But if you don't care about that, this phone looks GREAT. I always see people complain about a lack of small phone options.....put your money where your mouth is!

[-] [email protected] 3 points 9 months ago

Depends on how you look at it. Im not a fan of carriers that limit my phone options. Thats why I ditched Verizon years ago.

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[-] [email protected] 1 points 9 months ago

Verizon is one of the worse carriers out there right now. AT&T is honestly one of the best due to having FirstNet, they have one of the widest swathes of coverage.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 9 months ago

I don't disagree that Verizon has gotten worse BUT it really depends on where you live, and where you work. I've switched carriers quite often when moving apartments or jobs, and I like having the flexibility to do that.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 9 months ago

Verizon was what I was on for all of High School and College. Then I got on the plan my In-Laws had, which was AT&T. It was like night and day for coverage.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 9 months ago

My phone is running strong from past 2 years. This Asus phone is good but I'll hold onto my phone for as long as I can.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 9 months ago

Always a reasonable decision 👍.

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[-] [email protected] 4 points 9 months ago

it sounds great for such a small device, honestly would reconsider Asus now.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 9 months ago

Yeah it's a toss up between the pixel 8 and the (2) for me. Phones are so cut and paste nowadays, I need some vava voom to spice it up a bit

[-] [email protected] 2 points 9 months ago

Yeah I feel you. But if you don't need to upgrade this year then don't.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 9 months ago

I get bored easily and need the dopamine rush of new things. I'm weak

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[-] [email protected] 1 points 9 months ago

Good standard features, I like the extra functions on the power button. But it lacks oomph. It just looks... meh, for me.

I'm gonna wait for US carriers to fully support the Nothing Phone (2). I was tempted to replace my 4-year-old Galaxy S10+ early this year with the Phone (1) since I've been hearing stories of it working on T-Mobile, but I can wait a few more months for an upgrade (and a black colorway).

[-] [email protected] 3 points 9 months ago

I'm curious what oomph does the nothing phone (2) have over the zenfone 10?

[-] [email protected] 4 points 9 months ago

For me, the aesthetics. I've always thought the iPhone 4 looked GREAT with the flat front and back, and the straight-edged sides. The Phone (1) drew inspiration from that, and added transparent glass on top of it. Fast-forward to Phone (2), and although I'm not feeling the grey, I'm happy they're keeping the same ethos.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 9 months ago

Ah I see, that makes sense.

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